Only question you need to ask is how would everyone respond if these teachers had been white? Please don't tell us that only blacks can teacher black children about history. I also noticed that none of these news articles ststed that the teacher's race so the only logical assumption is they are black.
Ask yourselves What would Jesus do?
In my view, the teachers were trying to explain the march in Jena to the children and what the noose symbolizes to the black community. The brutality that many blacks suffered from by the lynching and symbolizes hate. I don't think that it was age appropriate for elementary-aged school child to actully have their head inside of a noose. Perhaps other sources could've been used to get the point across such as film or pictures, then again that maybe too much for them because seeing someone hanging from a noose is horrifying. The teachers should be cognizant and apply age-appropriate lessons to very young people.
However, I dont' agree with other posts that the teachers were poisoning minds and spreading hate because if a child wants to know what a noose is and how does it affects black people then it should be explained to them. The truth should not be hidden and it certainly isn't poison or hate it's part of our history.
In addition, blacks are not doomed. Just because some of our communities have major problems does not mean that we as a race are doomed. People like you continue to marginalize blacks in hopes that we will destroy ourselves but we are here to stay and we will survive.